Tweed Border Hockey teams have once again shown they are a dominant force by winning three Queensland State Hockey Championships whilst 14 players from across the Tweed have been selected to represent Queensland’s U13 teams.
The U13 Queensland State Hockey Championships were held in Maryborough (Girls) and Gladstone (Boys) from July 1–4 whilst the U18 championships were held in Toowoomba at the end of June.
The U18 girls Division 1 team took home the champions trophy, the U13 boys won the Division 2 championship and U13 girls number two team won the Division 3 state championship.
Trinity Ella (Pottsville) and Jayde Shultz (Kingscliff) have been named as members of Hockey Queensland’s U13 Girl’s “Cinders” Team for 2017, whilst Fiona Laybutt (Cabarita Beach) was named in the “Embers” Team.
Bailey Charlesworth (Pottsville) was named in the Boy’s “Cutters” Team, whilst Rupert Fahey (Kingscliff) was named in the “Sabres” Team.
Charlesworth was also named as the Best Player of Division 2.
The teams will now prepare for the 2017 Australian U13 Championships which will be held in Perth from September 28 to October 9.
The U13’s tournament will coincide with the Australian Hockey League (AHL) – Australia’s premier hockey competition for the third year in a row.
The AHL will also be held in Perth over the same dates, presenting an incredible opportunity for the juniors to watch some of Australia’s best players live in action.